Mandolinata-Karlsruhe is a plucked string orchestra, dedicated to superb music, contemporary as well as classic. A plucked string orchestra is comparable to a string orchestra: Mandolins play the role of violins, mandolas are the violas and guitars form the cellos. We currently have 18 active performers and are directed by Christopher Grafschmidt. We meet once per week for our rehearsals in a convenient hall in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Further information about the history of the Mandolinata-Karlsruhe can be found in our Chronicals.


What is the sound of a Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra like Mandolinata Karlsruhe? Please figure out and visit one of our Concerts. In order to get a first impression we have collectes some audio / video samples. You will find more on our Youtube chanel.

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    Join us

    We are looking for people joining us. You play base, guitar, mandolin or violin and have some interest? – Give it a try and meet us at the rehearsal every Thursday: at the Oberwaldstr 37b (back building) at 20.00. Or drop us a note (see form below)


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